Comestible Master Company

The Secret Coffee

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: NTD $600/227 grams

Review Date: May 2015

Agtron: 66/99

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Exhilaratingly bright without sharpness; juicy. Mango, pineapple, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle-like flowers in aroma and small cup. Lively, effervescent mouthfeel. The pineapple fruit softens and the cacao nib deepens toward chocolate in a long, very sweet finish. In three parts milk the tropical fruit notes turn almost buttery: think ripe papaya.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on floral notes. Like virtually all Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Comestibles Master Co. operates and franchises a chain of cafe and bakery shops in Taiwan, China, California, and Australia. It specializes in coffee, tea, cakes, snacks, and breads. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Taichung, Taiwan. Visit www.thesecretcake.com.tw or call + 008860436091465 Ext 828 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The fruit notes remain extraordinarily sweet and juicy in this very light-roasted espresso, offering brightness and vivacity without sharpness.

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